Deploying iPads in school

Apple has streamlined the deployment process for schools in recent years. If your school has more than a few iPads then it’s worthwhile deploying them using Apple’s tools. In the first instance it’s a good idea to ask your Apple supplier (e.g. or They will help you set up Apple School Manager to help you set up all the devices for the school, get apps and books for each class – all from one place.

To get started why not download Apple’s free iBook ‘Education Deployment Guide’



New List of Recommended Apps

Every year the American Association of School Librarians publishes a list of recommended apps for teaching and learning. This year’s list has just been published and it highlights 25 recommended apps. There is sure to be something here for everyone.


A new and very accessible book on UDL

If you are an iPad user, then this new book from CAST will inspire you by linking the use of iPad apps directly with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles.


Written by Luis Perez, a leading commentator on using iPads to cater for diversity, the book is full of simple UDL strategies to offer alternative pathways to suit all learners in our classroom. This book has just been published by CAST and is part of their skinny book series – more information

In this video, Luis Perez explains why he chose the iPad as an accessibility tool

Apple introduces a new iPad for education

In late March, Apple announced some major products for education. Firstly, its new iPad is set at a lower price than before and it will work with Apple Pencil – a feature previously available only on the Apple Pro.

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Moreover, it also introduced some updates to its iWork suite of apps (Pages, Numbers and Keynote). These updates include features that allow you to use the pencil directly on the app. Pages now features a book creation template to allow pupils to create their own books and export them to the iBooks app